Vastly improved Boks smash Samoa

2015-09-26 19:47
Fourie du Preez (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Springboks took on Samoa at their own physical game - and emerged well-deserved winners at the Rugby World Cup at Villa Park on Saturday.

As it happened: South Africa v Samoa

The Boks won 46-6 after leading 17-6 at half-time.

The Boks picked up a bonus point for scoring six tries to well and truly get their World Cup campaign back on track after a shock defeat to Japan in their opening match.

It's back to the drawing board for Samoa however, after they failed to pick up a point after having beaten the USA in their first match.

The Boks next play Scotland at St James' Park in Newcastle next Saturday.

Kick-off is at 17:45 SA time.



Penalties: Mike Stanley (2)

South Africa

Tries: JP Pietersen (3), Schalk Burger, Schalk Brits, Bryan Habana

Conversions: Handré Pollard, Patrick Lambie

Penalties: Pollard (4)



15 Tim Nanai-Williams, 14 Ken Pisi, 13 Paul Perez, 12 Rey Lee-Lo, 11 Alesana Tuilagi, 10 Mike Stanley, 9 Kahn Fotuali'i, 8 Ofisa Treviranus (captain), 7 Jack Lam, 6 TJ Ioane, 5 Iosefa Tekori, 4 Teofilo Paulo, 3 Census Johnston, 2 Motu Matu'u, 1 Sakaria Taulafo

Replacements: 16 Ole Avei, 17 Viliamu Afatia, 18 Anthony Perenise, 19 Faifili Levave, 20 Vavae Tuilagi, 21 Vavao Afemai, 22 Tusi Pisi, 23 George Pisi

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jean de Villiers (captain), 12 Damian De Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Lodewyk de Jager, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jesse Kriel

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